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In a March 6 presentation at HIMSS, Jonathan Ringo, MD, FACOG, President and COO of Sinai Hospital, and Patricia Birch, MBA, SVP and Global Consulting Practice Leader of Cognizant, explained how they transformed care coordination and patient experience by implementing a patient engagement and care coordination platform.

In a March 6 presentation at HIMSS18, Juana Romero of New York – Presbyterian (NYP), and Erin Mackay, MPH, of GetMyHealthData discussed a case study detailing how NYP boosted patient engagement by utilizing its patient portal.

The future of the medical products and device industry is brightening, according to Moody’s investors Service, which upgraded its outlook from stable to positive. Moody’s predicts “continued product innovation” and synergies from acquisitions will drive growth of earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of between 4 and 5 percent over the next 12 to 18 months.

Oracle Health Sciences has announced the findings of a study outlining current and future plans, as well as barriers, for precision medicine and its impact on life sciences and healthcare communities.

Internet searchers of common heart disease symptoms closely resemble geographic and seasonal trends of coronary heart disease hospitalizations, according to a study to be presented at American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.


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Alpha II supplies partners with updated code sets Healthcare coding, compliance and reimbursement provider, Alpha II, will equip its partners end-users with its latest code sets, ICD-9 CM, Current Procedural Terminology and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System.
athenahealth buys SaaS provider for $22.3M
Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth, a provider of Internet-based business services for physician practices, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Anodyne Health Partners, which develops Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business applications for healthcare providers.
athenahealth books 42% revenue increase for Q2 Internet-based physican-business service provider athenahealth has booked an increase in its unaudited 2009 second quarter fiscal results, which ended June 30.
CodeRyte, Coding Strategies partner for coding education Coding Strategies, a auditing, education and reference consulting firm, and CodeRyte, a provider of computer-assisted coding, have announced plans to pool their collective resources to offer educational opportunities and coding expertise for the healthcare industry.
ACVP: Dont fear the RAC Orlando, Fla.Cardiovascular Business News sat down with Patricia Dear, president of EduTrax, an online coding, compliance and billing resource for healthcare providers, to discuss Medicares recovery audit contractors (RACs), who make a percentage of overpayment monies they recover for the government. Dear was a speaker at the annual meeting of the Alliance for Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP) in March.
CT scans change treatment plans in ER patients with suspected appendicitis CT scans change the initial treatment plans of emergency physicians inmore than one-quarter of patients with suspected appendicitis,according to a study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.